At The Top of the Rock, one of New York City’s most iconic venues, Swarovski and The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees. Hosted by Swarovski and Diane von Furstenberg, the event attracted notable guests from the American fashion industry including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (The Row), Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Betsey Johnson, Jenna Lyons, Fern Mallis, Leandra Medine, and Vera Wang.
The Top of the Rock was a fitting venue for the evening’s festivities as it is home to two stunning Swarovski crystal pieces—the “Joie” waterfall chandelier and the “Radiance” 3D wall, both designed by Michael Hammers.
Swarovski has proudly served as the lead sponsor for the CFDA Fashion Awards since 2002. In addition, the CFDA Awards include three Swarovski Awards—Womenswear, Menswear, and Accessory design—which recognize emerging design talent in the America fashion industry. Past recipients include: Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, and Pamela Love, just to name few.
The 2015 Swarovski Award for Womenswear nominees are Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Rosie Assoulin, and Ryan Roche. For Menswear, the 2015 Swarovski Award nominees are Shayne Oliver for Hood By Air, Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley for Orley and Ariel Ovadia and Shimon Ovadia for Ovadia & Sonds. Rounding out the Swarovski Awards are the 2015 Accessory Design nominees including Paul Andrew, Eva Zuckerman for Eva Fehren, and Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel.
A complete list of nominees and honorees can be found here.
The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on Monday, June 1st at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.